Opinion

Dengue

With the beginning of monsoon, there is every possibility of waterborne diseases like dengue. Dengue, also known as break-bone fever due to the extreme pain it causes in the bones, is a mosquito-borne infection. It is transmitted through the bite of an infected female mosquito Aedes aegypti’. Anyone can suffer from dengue including the young, old, rich, and poor. Whoever …

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Feminism

Feminism is the belief in the social, economic, and political equality of the sexes. Although largely originating in the west, feminism is manifested worldwide and is represented by various institutions committed to activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests. Throughout most of Western history, women were confined to the domestic sphere, while public life was reserved for men. There …

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Disastrous drug addiction

I want to throw light on the disastrous increase in drug addiction among youngsters in schools, colleges and universities. Recently, UN reported the situation of drug abuse in Pakistan. According to that report, there is an estimation of 8.9 million drug users in Pakistan. There are several reasons why there is drug usage amongst the younger generation. One of these …

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Zakat’ can be really helpful

Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I make some suggestions to the government for making “zakat” useful and productive. The big amounts of money collected under “zakat” should mostly be invested in a few big industries in the cities and in small cottage industries in the villages. The profit from these industries should then be distributed among the poor …

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Karachi pollution

Karachi is the most populated city of Pakistan and is facing a pollution problem, which is increasing gradually in Karachi due to the fuels of old vehicles, bad factories, poisonous gases and burning things. In every street of Karachi, people burn garbage due to which, the residents suffer lots of problems. Due to this, people also get many diseases such …

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Coronavirus management in Pakistan

Dr Shahzad Latif; Like anything else in Pakistan, there seems to be no proper policy and cohesive plan to deal with coronavirus pandemic. Everyone is doing whatever he wants to do and the way he wants to.The writer wishes that there was a proper system (nizam) in place with enough medical facilities so that suspects and diagnosed patients could be …

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The question of Palestine; from vocal to practical support

Syed Mohammad Ali Hosseini; Palestine was among former Ottoman territories placed under UK administration by the League of Nations in 1922. The British Mandate incorporated the “Balfour Declaration” of 1917, expressing support for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people”. During the Mandate, from 1922 to 1947, large-scale Jewish immigration, mainly from Eastern Europe took …

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Almost seven decades of Sino-Pak ties

Yasir Habib Khan, A watershed moment arrives on May 21 when Pakistan and China celebrate their 69th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations, weathering all crises especially COVID-19. Chinese ambassador Yao Jing, in an interview to The Nation said that recently, G20 members adopted a debt service suspension initiative for the poorest countries. “China has supported Pakistan for its inclusion …

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COVID-19 and World Trade

Barkatullah; Due to the global reach and instantaneous nature of modern media,fear of the coronavirus spread faster as the cases of virus proliferate. However, it has an acute impact on international trade , national trade, businesses across the country. As the coronavirus inflicts rising economic damage and liquidity pressures increase, and businesses need to find new ways to keep going …

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Private schools and fees

Aisha Lareb Memon; While the whole world is struggling at local, individual and global level to save themselves from pandemic called Coronavirus and as a result of it almost every individual is suffering socially and particularly economically. In the case of Pakistan, where getting quality education from government schools is an uphill task. Consequently, parents are seriously concerned to enroll …

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